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The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia is a live talk show that airs weekdays from 8:50 to 10 a.m. on WBEZ 91.5FM in Chicago. It offers a dynamic mix of news, culture and music and rely heavily on engagement with you, our listeners, on-air and via social media.

The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia is a live talk show that airs weekdays from 8:50 to 10 a.m. on WBEZ 91.5FM in Chicago. It offers a dynamic mix of news, culture and music and rely heavily on engagement with you, our listeners, on-air and via social media.


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The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia is a live talk show that airs weekdays from 8:50 to 10 a.m. on WBEZ 91.5FM in Chicago. It offers a dynamic mix of news, culture and music and rely heavily on engagement with you, our listeners, on-air and via social media.




Friday News Roundup For Feb. 14, 2020

A final four for Chicago’s top cop job, the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Aurora, and Jussie Smollett is indicted… again. Those stories and more as ProPublica’s Mick Dumke, WTTW’s Paris Schutz, and WBEZ’s own Patrick Smith join us for this week’s Friday News Roundup.


Dump The Tests: Some Illinois Universities Rethinking Admissions Process

Northern Illinois University is one of the first higher education institutions to go fully test-blind in their admissions process, alongside other Illinois schools opting for test-optional admissions. Reset sits down with two Illinois admissions directors and a veteran higher education journalist to hear about this trend. llinois University


Neighbors, City Say Company Causing Dangerous Pollution

IL Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-8th) responds to President Trump’s proposed budget, and we look at a north side metal recycler that’s been accused for years of polluting the neighborhood.


Esperanza Fills Health Care Gaps On Chicago’s Southwest Side

A decade and a half ago, residents of Chicago’s Southwest side saw a real need for access to bilingual physical and mental health resources. Today, Esperanza has four locations across the Southwest Side, providing healthcare to thousands.


Closing The Gap, Life Expectancy in Chicago, Pt. 1

Over the next several Sundays, we’re bringing you our series Closing The Gap, where we look at the huge disparities in life expectancy between rich and poor neighborhoods in Chicago. How big is the gap? Why does this gap exist? And what people are doing to close the gap?


Reset’s Friday News Roundup For Feb. 7, 2020

From the turmoil at the Iowa caucus, to the protests at Lincoln Park High, guilty pleas from state officials to a proposed ban on red light cameras, we go deep on all the big local and regional news stories in our Friday News Roundup.


President Trump’s Been Acquitted. Now What?

American University professor and historian Allan Lichtman has correctly predicted every presidential contest since 1984. In 2016, he predicted Donald Trump would become president, and that he’d be impeached. One day after Trump’s acquittal by the senate on two impeachment charges, we reached out to Lichtman to find out what he thinks comes next for this presidency, the country and the 2020 elections


Will Illinoisans Be Able To Bet On Sports By March Madness?

Last June, Illinois passed a bill legalizing sports betting. But almost eight months later, it still hasn’t launched. Sports betting analyst Sam Panayotovich and Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin join Reset to discuss. GUESTS: Sam Panayotovich, sports betting analyst for NBC Sports Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming


Second City Celebrates Black History Month

Second City shines a light on black performers past and present for Black History Month. And Cécile Shea talks about what Brexit might mean for Chicago and the Midwest.


Small Local Quality-Of-Life Changes Key To Climate Action

Former EPA leader Gina McCarthy now heads the National Resources Defense Council. She says thinking about climate change in terms of melting glaciers is too overwhelming for people to deal with. By thinking about how we build our homes and how we grow our feed, we can make a huge difference.


Black Hair The Star Of Oscar-Nominated Animated Short

An Oscar-nominated animated short looks at the relationships between a young black girl, her hair, and her dad. Two of the people behind the film talk about the deep personal and cultural meanings of the film.


Friday News Roundup For Jan. 31, 2020

Dan Petrella from the Chicago Tribune, David Greising of the Better Government Association, and WBEZ’s Dave McKinney talk about the governor’s State of the State address, a retooling of the Chicago Police Department and more in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.


South Side Hospital Mergers Aim To Decrease Health Disparities

Four South Side hospitals are merging, in hopes of bringing more new and comprehensive health care options closer to the people who need them most. We speak with two of the CEO’s involved to learn about their plans to diminish the glaring health disparities between the north and south sides of the city.


BONUS: Illinois Gov. Pritzker's Full State Of The State Address

In case you missed it, or want to take a closer listen, here's Gov. Pritzker's State of the State speech, given at noon today in Springfield


Groups Bring Legal Aid To Marginalized Communities

Access to justice can only happen if individuals and groups have access to legal expertise and resources. Marginalized communities both in urban and rural areas often are without this access to legal aid. Governor Pritzker allocated $10 million of this year’s state budget to help fund organizations that provide legal aid, and we talk to 2 women that’ll help allocate those funds.


Groups Tackle Sexual Assault On College Campus

A recent report showed a quarter of undergraduate women at 30 universities across the country have been sexually assaulted. This week, two groups at Northwestern University hosted MeToo founder Tarana Burke on campus.We talk to some of the leaders of those groups about their efforts to raise awareness and create programs designed to eradicate the problem.


New ALA Director Says Libraries On Front Lines Of Social Justice

Tracie Hall talks about her plans and goals as she becomes the first African American woman to lead the American Library Association. The ALA the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to the advancement of libraries and their important role as holders and disseminators of knowledge.


Celebrating Lunar New Year With Food and Culture

Monica Eng and Louisa Chu, co-hosts of the Chewing Podcast, talk about the history of Chinese food in Chicago, and Monica softens her stance on Americanized Chinese food.


Friday News Roundup For Jan. 24, 2020

Illinois state politics gurus Amanda Vinicky (WTTW) and Tony Arnold (WBEZ) bring us the latest news out of Springfield in our Friday News Roundup


Chicagoans Gather To Heal Wounds Of Racism

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we hear from the folks behind Truth Racial Healing, and Transformation Greater Chicago. They’ve planned events across the area to help people better understand each other, and to help individuals heal from racial trauma.